Unified Carrier Registration

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) opens 2020 Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Enforcement will be delayed until June 1, 2020.

Register through the National Registration System, UCR at www.ucr.gov. This is a new paperless online registration system and no longer the Indiana system. We recommended that you use Chrome, Firefox or Edge when accessing this website. If you are using Internet Explorer you may experience multiple errors.

Go to www.ucr.gov and follow the computer prompts. The system is now enabled for all mobile devices.

If you operated in 2019 and did not register, you must complete the appropriate year registration online at www.ucr.gov.

The UCR fee is determined by the number of motor vehicles (excluding trailers) last reported by the carrier to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

For purposes of determining fees, a commercial motor vehicle is defined as a self-propelled vehicle used on the highways in commerce, principally to transport passengers or cargo if the vehicle:

  • has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of at least 10,001 pounds, whichever is greater;
  • is designed to transport more than 10 passengers, including the driver; or
  • is used in transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.
Fleet Size (Excluding Trailers) Fee per Company
0 - 2 $59
3 - 5 $176
6 - 20 $351
21 - 100 $1,224
101  -1,000 $5,835
1,001 and above $56,977

Companies operating solely as brokers, freight forwarders or leasing companies are required to register and pay a fee of $59.

Credit Card Fee and Charge Information

All online registrations include:

  • Personal credit cards include 1.99% of the total due + $1.00.
  • Business credit cards include a 2.75% fee of the total due + $1.00.
Online Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa, Discover, debit card or e-Check are accepted payment methods through the UCR National Registration System.

If you are paying by e-Check you must update your originator ID number to 9000517433.

Mail in Payment

If you wish to mail in a physical check or money order, it must be accompanied with a voucher. The voucher will be self-generated from www.ucr.gov.

Mail your physical check or money order with voucher to:
Unified Carrier Registration Plan
PO Box 2935
Idaho Falls, ID 83403-2935

The National Registration System (NRS) customer service email is: helpdesk@ucr.gov and their customer support line is (833) 827-7526.

You are not required to carry proof of compliance with UCR in the vehicle. You can carry the receipt for payment of the fees if you choose.

You can check to see if you have registered for this program by viewing www.ucr.gov. Two years of data is retained.